Sunday, September 14, 2014

Waltzingmouse September Pajama Party

It's Pajama Party time with Waltzingmouse Stamps, and there are some fun challenges to participate in.  If you should decide to participate, you could win credit for some fabulous Waltzingmouse product!!  For all the rules, head on over to the Waltzingmouse Blog

I have two projects to share with you that I created for two separate challenges.  

For my first card, I went CAS and created a card for the Old Pajamas challenge using two different WMS sets:  Seasonal Flourish and Vintage Christmas Backgrounder
I just took a 3/4" strip of copy paper, taped it to 3 1/4" piece of cardstock, and laid the masked piece of cardstock, face down, on top of the inked  Vintage Christmas Backgrounder image (Love Letter Memento Dye Ink).  I then laid another piece of copy paper over top of that and rubbed over the entire piece of cardstock, making sure I rubbed a bit more over the masked area so the stamped edges would be crisp.  I then took a sponge dauber and inked over the edges of the masked area to give a bit more definition to the border, and stamped the sentiment (Seasonal Flourish) with Onyx Black Versafine Ink.  I love how the flourishes in the sentiment go into the background. 


For my second project, I was inspired by the PJ Bedtime Story Sketch.  I combined a few of the newest released Halloween sets as well as a couple of WMS dies for this one:  Boo and Friends, Great Big Owl, and Peek a Boo Sentiments, Dies:  Boo and Friends - Vamp Die Set and Folding Tag Die Set

I colored the Vampire Boo with Copics, and added a couple of the circle images (from the Great Big Owl set) to the base of the tag.

The sentiment on the inside is from the Great Big Owl set too.  I wish I would have alternated colors in the sentiment with some orange and mayber green or purple, but, another idea for another project.


That's it for my projects.  I hope you've been inspired to join in on the challenges.
     Happy Stamping!!

Joy to the World
Paper:  White and Black (PTI)
Ink:  Love Letter (Memento), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Black Stitched Ribbon (SU!), Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Glitter (Ranger), Enamel Dot (Teresa Collins), Corner Rounder Punch

Fangtastic Halloween
Paper:  X-Press It Blending, All Hallows Eve (Carta Bella), Black and Kraft (PTI)
Ink:  Black Soot (Ranger Distress), Onyx Black (Versafine), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
AccessoriesBoo and Friends - Vamp Die Set and Folding Tag Die Set (WMS), Copics, Enamel Dots (Teresa Collins), Seam Binding Ribbon

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Happy Birthday with a Flourish

Hello friends!!  I have a special card to share today.  I made it for two celebrations.  One, my daughter turns 21 in a couple of days, and two, the Waltzingmouse Fanatics Blog is celebrating their one year Anniversary.  This week's challenge is to make a birthday, or Anniversary card in honor of their Anniversary.  And if you participate, you could win one of my favorite stamp sets and dies being offered by the sweet, talented and generous Jeanne Jachna

Waltzingmouse Stamps just released 8 fabulous new stamp sets this month, and one of them happens to be Hello, Happy Thanks.  I LOVE the font with the large and small sentiments!  I thought it would be fun to emboss on them on vellum, and I found that they emboss so crisp and beautifully!!  I embossed the sentiment with silver, and added some white embossed flourishes to the edges using  the Flourishes - Scallops and Dots set.  I used my Xyron 900 to add adhesive to the back of the vellum so you wouldn't be able to see the tape or glue.

Here's a close up so you can see the flourishes better, as well as the silver embossing.

That's it for my project today.  I hope you'll decide to join the Waltzingmouse Fanatics challenge.  We'd love to see how you use your Waltzingmouse images!!

Thank you so much for dropping by!  I hope you're having a fantastic week!

     Happy Stamping!


Paper:  Memories (Teresa Collins), White (PTI), Bazzill
Ink:  Champagne (Encore), Whisper White Craft (SU!)
Accessories:  A2 Filigree Delight dies (Spellbinders), EK Success Border Punch, White and Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger), Raja Sequin Silver (Prima), Ribbon, Silver Glitter Cord, Sequins (Teresa Collins and Ellen Hutson) 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Power Poppy Peeps Challenge

Welcome back my creative friends!  Once again Friday has snuck up on me, so I have a Power Poppy Peeps Challenge card to share with you.  I used this week's Splitcoastampers' Sketch challenge (SC504) as my inspiration, and added just a bit to it......okay...A LOT to it.  I got a bit carried away this week, but let me tell you, I had THE MOST FUN adding little things here and there.

I absolutely LOVE the Power Poppy Farmer's Market stamp set.  I still have yet to color one more image in it, and I am truly looking forward to it.  Every image is thoroughly delightful.  This week, I chose to color the crate of apples with my Copics.  Now, I realize with all that's "going on" in this card, it's hard to see what I really wanted to focus on, so I've provided a close up, so you can see all the wonderful detail Marcella puts in her images.  It's incredible!

I know, I know...there were no flags or banners in the sketch, but believe it or not, I felt the corner looked a little bare.  What?  It did...truly!!  So I stamped the leafy part (or kale) of one of the images, with white, onto kraft card stock and created a little banner.

I love the detail in the leaves.  Marcy thinks of everything!!

Well, now, that's it for my project today.  I hope you'll have a chance to join us for our Power Poppy Peeps challenge this week.  We truly love seeing what you do with Marcella's designs, and you could be featured on the Power Poppy blog and be entered into a drawing for some more Power Poppy stamps!!  Head on over to the Power Poppy Blog for all the details.

But don't forget to check out what these Bloom Brigade team members have made to inspire this week!
Copics:  R39, R37, R35, R11, G28, G24, G21, YG13, YG11, E47, E35, E33, E31, E000, T5

    Happy Stamping!


Stamps:  Farmer's Market (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Cryogen White, Quilting Bee (MME), Kraft and Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Onyx Black (Versafine), Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Copics, Primitive Hearts #3 die (Sizzix), Woodgrain embossing Folder (Sizzix), Sequins (Teresa Collins), Button (PTI), Twine, Paper Doily, Distrezz-it-All (Zutter), Sewing Machine, Dimensional Tape, Rhinestone (Pizzazz Aplenty) 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Big Owl Treat Bag

I'm sharing a fun little Halloween Treat project over at the Waltzingmouse Team Talk Blog...check it out.  :)

       Happy Stamping!

Power Poppy Peeps!

Is it Friday already?  Woo-Hoo!!  I am so ready for the weekend!!  This week has been crazy!
And, being that it's Friday, it's time for another Power Poppy Peeps Challenge.  All you have to do is make a card or project using Power Poppy images, link it up HERE, and you have an opportunity to be featured on the Power Poppy Blog, and you'll be entered into a drawing to win some beautiful Power Poppy stamps!

I don't know if there are yellow Geraniums or not, but I was inspired by the colors in this charming My Mind's Eye designer paper.  I just LOVE this sweet little potted Geranium with the little can.  It's from the Geraniums Take Two stamp set, and it's just absolutely charming.  I colored the blooms with Copics, and added a sweet little tag.  Easy as that.

Now for some more inspiration, check out what these Bloom Brigade gals have to share:

Here's a list of the Copics I used:  Y35, Y06, G28, G24, G21, YG11, BG15, BG13, BG11, BG72, T5, T3, T2, T0

Thanks for dropping by my friends!
I hope you have a fantastic weekend, I know I'm looking forward to it!
            Happy stamping!


StampsGeraniums Take Two (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Milo (MME Now and Then), Cryogen White
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Mement0)
Accessories:  Copics, Standard Circle and Framed Tags One dies (Spellbinders), Ribbon and Twine, Sewing Machine, Distrezz-it All (Zutter) 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Waltzingmouse Stamps August Release Hop

It's finally here!!  All the stamp sets we've been previewing are now available for sale!!  You also have an opportunity to win some WMS stamps.  All you have to do is leave comments on the WMS Design Team Blogs, and you will be entered to win.  You will have until midnight on August 29 to leave comments, and a winner will be announced on Claire's blog on Saturday, August 30th.  

Now for the Hop.  If you've arrived here from Teresa's Blog, you are on the right track.  If not, Claire will have the hop list HERE.

I don't mind telling ya, I saved my favorite project for last.  When I saw Claire's gorgeous Little Darlings images, I knew I wanted to make a wall hanging for our nephew's new daughter.  I stamped the vintage pram onto canvas with Black Stazon ink and heat set it with a heat tool.  I then sewed around the edges and distressed them.  I did the same with the sentiment, which is from the Little Darlings Sentiments set, only it was stamped onto a piece of cotton.  The rest is just lace and fabric scraps, as well as some rose trim, buttons, and a flower I made with ribbon embellishments, a crocheted flower and vintage button.

Here's a close-up so you can see the pram detail.  It's exquisite!!  And it stamps beautifully!  You can click on the image for an even closer look.

That's it for my project today.  Next up on the hop is the super talented and even sweeter Kelly!!

Thanks so much for stopping by this week, and thanks for all the encouraging comments!!  You all are the best!!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Waltzingmouse Stamps August Release Previews ~ Day 3

I can't believe it's Day 3 of the WMS August Release Previews already!!  Today I'm excited to share Halloween themed projects.  Claire, in my opinion, has the most creative and gorgeous Halloween images out there, and they're always fun to work with.   Today we're featuring 3 sets:  Great Big Owl, Boo and Friends and Peek-a-Boo Sentiments


Okay, I have to tell you, the moment I layed eyes on this Great Big Owl, I fell in love.  And Claire has included two different versions of this guy.  I wanted to color mine with Copics so I chose the outlined one, but the other would be great for making gift bags or boxes because it has an open window instead of that middle panel.  But isn't he stunning?!?!?!  I went out of the "Halloween Box" a bit and colored him blue and gray.  I think it makes him dark and mysterious.  I colored his eyes with a flourescent yellow to really make them pop!

Now, I wanted the owl to be the centerpiece of my card, so I included one of the sentiments on the inside!!   I have an admission to make too....can you see the smudge in the middle of the sentiment?  It's more prominent in-real-life.  Normally, being the perfectionist that I am, I would have started all over.  But, I thought the smear was kind of creepy and fitting, so left it.  To make the inside panel, I diecut the shape using Labels 28 (Spellbinders), and copy paper.  I laid the opening over my panel and sponged Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress Ink) along the inside.  I then stamped the sentiment over it.  The circle images are all included in the set too, and I added those by laying the diecut piece over my sponged area and stamped them and colored them with coordinating Copics.  The border was created using the splatter stamp from the Splat That set.

Copics:  B04, B02, B00, T5, T3, T0, FYG1

Now for a little whimsical turn.

Isn't this little ghost witch just adorable?  She's included in the Boo and Friends set.  I stamped her with Versamark onto Vellum, and embossed her with Black Sparkle embossing powder (Ranger).  I then colored the back with Copics, and mounted her directly onto the decorative paper, because I thought it was super fun to be able to see the Halloween print through her.  The tag was made using the largest tag die from the Waltzingmouse die set Stitched Tags, and the sentiment along the bottom is from one of the new sets (which I feature in the next project), Peek-a-Boo Sentiments.

Here's a close-up peek so you can see through the little ghost witch.  Isn't she just super fun!!!

Copics:  FV2, Y08, E99, 100

Now, there's a short story about how the inside sentiment came about.  I just fell in love with the little sentiment conversation bubbles and wanted to use one, but I already had a fairly busy "front".  My daughter said, "Why not add it to the inside?  Ghosts are invisible after all."  Perfect.  In our little imaginative heads, this little ghost witch disappears while eating candy.  I know...corny right?  But I still like it.  ;)

Now for my easy-peasy little Halloween treat bags, using the Peek-a-Boo Sentiments....

I thought it would be fun to add the sentiments to the littlest die from the Waltzingmouse Stitched Tags dies.  I then added them to little diecut bags that I made using a Papertrey Gift Bag die.  Aren't they cute?  And they are uber easy!!


I just added the "Boo" sentiment to the first tag, along with a spider sticker.

I LOVE the sentiment "jeepers creepers", and thought it fit beautifully with this spider dp!!


And for the last one, I just added the sentiment "Spooky", along with a boo sticker.

See the inside?  It fit 3 little sample size Ghiradelli chocolates inside.  Now that's a special treat!

So, did ya stick with me through this whole post?  It was a long one!!  Sorry, I had a lot to share!!

Now, if you haven't seen what the rest of the team has to share, you better head on over and check their blogs out for some "thrilling" inspiration!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Be sure to stop by again tomorrow for the WMS Hop.  The team has pulled out all the stops!!

Happy Stamping!

Great Big Owl Card
StampsGreat Big Owl, Splat That and Fine Feathers (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper:  Frightful (MME), White and Black (PTI) 
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black Soot and Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress), Teal Zeal (Memento)
Accessories:  Copics, Labels and Decorative Labels 28 dies (Spellbinders), Sewing Machine, Dimensional Tape

Ghost Witch Card
StampsBoo and Friends and Peek-a-Boo Sentiments (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper:  Masquerade Party (Teresa Collins), Black and White (PTI), Vellum
Ink:  Versamark and Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Copics, Stitched Tags dies (Waltzingmouse), Brad (Teresa Collins), Seam Binding, Twine, Sequins (Teresa Collins)

Halloween Treat Bags
StampsPeek-a-Boo Sentiments (Waltzingmouse)
Paper:  Spooky (Carta Bella), White and Black (PTI)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine), Black Soot (Ranger Distress Ink)
AccessoriesStitched Tags dies (Waltzingmouse), Favor-it Box 1 die (PTI), Mini-Clothes Pins (Funky Junky), Twine

Monday, August 25, 2014

Waltzingmouse Stamps August Release Previews ~ Day 2

Hello Stamping friends!!  Welcome to Day 2 of our WMS August Release Previews!!  I hope you enjoyed yesterday's inspirational projects and I can't wait to share today's with you!  Today we're featuring 3 sets:  Little Darlings Sentiments, Little Darlings, and Tis the Season.


Little Darling Sentiments has a variety of wonderful sentiments fitting births, baby showers, baby announcements, etc.  I chose to make a modern "chalkboard" type card using two of the sentiments.  Claire has such a flair with her sentiments and phrases.  I love the "New Fangled Parent" phrase.  How fun is that!?!?!  And see that sweet scalloped panel?  That's a new Waltzingmouse Stamps die called the Picot Panel die.  Isn't it absolutely charming!!!

Now the Little Darling images are gorgeous sketch type drawings of vintage baby images.  This bassinet is stunning with all it's gorgeous detail.


Here's a close-up view so you can see Claire's attention to detail.  I added the "Special Delivery" sentiment too.  Isn't the font just stunning!?!  I colored the white Silk ribbon with the R11 Copic to match the decorative paper.

Lastly, Claire has designed a gorgeous, beautifully fonted set of large Christmas sentiments called 'Tis the Season.  I embossed the "Christmas Wishes" sentiment with Black Sparkle embossing powder (Ranger), and I also embossed the frame with Snowflake Tinsel embossing powder (Ranger).  The poinsettia was diecut out of gold cardstock by Denami Design.  I just love that elegant font!!

Well, that's it for today's preview.  Tomorrow we're celebrating Halloween.  I hope you'll join us!

Here's a link to all the WMS design team members with inspirational projects to share today!

Thanks a bunch for dropping by!
    Happy Stamping!


New Fangled Parents Card
Stamps:  Little Darlings Sentiments (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper:  White and Black (PTI)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Picot Panel die (Waltzingmouse), Plaid Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Sequins (Teresa Collins and Ellen Hutson), Enamel Dots (MME), White Embossing Powder (Ranger)

Vintage Bassinet Card
StampsLittle Darlings (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper:  Delight (Prima), Vintage Cream and Kraft (PTI)
Ink:  Smokey Gray (Versafine), Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Standard and Scalloped Ovals (Spellbinders), Anja Corner Die 200 (Marianne Creatables), Primitive Hearts 3 die (Sizzix), Pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), Border Punch (EK Success), Doily Embossing Folder (Crate Paper), Vintage Flowers, White Silk Ribbon (May Arts), Vintage Flair Buttons (Prima), Sewing Machine

Poinsettia Christmas Card
Stamps:  'Tis the Season (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper:  Tinsel and Company (Teresa Collins), Gold (Denami Design), Silver, Vellum and White (PTI)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Labels Eight, Decorative Labels Eight, Layered Poinsettia and Foliage Flourish dies (Spellbinders), Sequins (Teresa Collins), Platinum and Star Dust Stickles, Quickie Glue Pen, Dry Glitter (Ranger), Snowflake Tinsel and Black Sparkle Embossing Powders, Wink of Stella Clear Brush
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